Latest news (Recycling, Recycled materials)

Make manufacturers pay for recycling, UK says in Viridor-YouGov poll

Consumers want to see a significant shift in who pays for recycling – 64% say producers/manufacturers should pay with 55% saying businesses selling the product should bear the cost. 67% believe taxpayers are currently funding recycling. A growing number find it difficult to understand what is recyclable (plastic wrapping - from...

22/09/2020

Ambitious vision for a zero waste Scottish economy unveiled

Scotland must be clear on circular economy investment, Minister tells delegates at Viridor launch event. Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation says clarity on infrastructure investment is part of the Scottish commitment to be a green leader Viridor sets out vision to end Scotland’s export of waste and recycling through new...

16/07/2020

Viridor agrees new recycling contract with Ealing Council

Viridor has re-won the contract for Ealing Council’s dry mixed recycling in a new five-year, £10 million contract which came into effect on 6 June. 

15/06/2020

Viridor and Plastic Energy announce ground-breaking UK circular economy collaboration

Feasibility work underway to develop a new PLASTIC ENERGY facility that makes plastic infinitely recyclable by returning it to recycled oils. Technology would provide a key route to deal with traditionally ‘hard to recycle’ plastic films. Process would be integrated with Viridor’s polymers investments to deliver a more complete...

18/05/2020

Viridor holds virtual public exhibition on Scottish polymer plant plans

Viridor is to hold a virtual public exhibition starting this week to share its plans to build a polymers reprocessing plant at Dunbar in Scotland with the local community.

23/04/2020

Viridor helping to turn the tide on microplastic

UK recycling company Viridor has sponsored 15 beach cleaning trommels which can be used to sift through the sand and remove microplastics from the natural environment.

13/03/2020

'Plastics Tax clarity will unlock crucial investment in recycling'

Viridor has welcomed clarity on the plastics tax provided by the Government in the 2020 Budget.

11/03/2020

Viridor vision backed by Countryfile's Tom Heap at star-studded conference

Viridor has outlined its vision for a regional collaboration which would give all plastic waste a recycling solution at a star-studded event.

28/02/2020

Viridor and Procter & Gamble work together on circular economy effort to save 200 million bottles of virgin plastic

UK recycling and energy recovery company Viridor and international consumer goods corporation Procter Gamble (PG) have agreed a five-year contract for the supply of recycled plastic, further cementing their commitment to collaborate on shared circular economy goals.

18/02/2020

Closer collaboration is key to raising recycling rates

Closer collaboration between supermarkets and recycling companies is crucial to raising recycling rates, according to Viridor's head of sustainability Dan Cooke.

13/01/2020

Viridor to supply kp with recycled PET in new five-year deal

Klöckner Pentaplast (kp) – a global leader in sustainable fresh food protective packaging, together with Viridor – the largest UK-owned recycling, renewable energy and waste management company, have agreed a transformative five-year collaboration, locking in an annual supply from Viridor of 8,000 tonnes of post-consumer recycled PET...

03/12/2019

INEOS and Viridor partnership closes the loop with new hybrid plastics range available across Europe

INEOS and Viridor have joined forces in a world-leading project that will produce a range of high-specification polymers with up to 50% or more post-consumer recycled content.

25/11/2019

Viridor and Unilever agree five-year contract for recycled plastic

Viridor and Unilever have agreed a new contract which will see Unilever receive of a range of recycled plastic from Viridor’s £65m Avonmouth Resource Recovery Centre near Bristol.

20/11/2019